Back in the swing of training this week. Good thing too because its starting to get hot and I need to get this ol’ body adjusted. Let’s talk workouts shall we!
Tuesday: Rest day! Rest day so soon! I know right! No complaints here, readjusting to being back and work and working out takes time yall 🙂
Wednesday: 40 minutes at 11:19 pace with 4x2min hill repeats. Rest/warm-up/cool down at 1% incline, hills at 5% incline with 2 minutes rest in-between. The goal was to do 4-6 but I did 4. Getting back into working out my legs weren’t ready for 2 more just yet but I didn’t have to reduce the speed at all during the run so that is a major plus in my book! 10 minutes stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses that night.
Thursday: Recovery run 45 minutes for 4 miles at 11:14 pace. It was so humid today it made my heartrate get a little higher than I would have liked but overall things were ok. I didn’t take the dogs today, Oreo is on some medicine right now for a bladder issue that is making his stomach a little upset. Poor puppy dog 😦 15 minute stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses that night.
Friday: Rest day as usual! 15 minutes stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses that night. I feel silly doing downward dog but it helps so much!
Saturday: Oh rainy Saturday you make my life rough. Overly dramatic but 7 miles on the treadmill is rough. I actually broke it up into 35 and 40 minute increments so it wasn’t so bad but wow it felt so long. I was really hot and had a hard time keeping my heartrate down so my average pace was 11:30 for the first 35 minutes and 12:09 for the last 40 minutes. Oh the plus side i got it done and did the whole time instead of finding an excuse to end early. I ended up getting 6.5 miles instead of the 7 but the goal is either time or distance and I hit the time before the distance. 15 minutes foam rolling / stretching / yoga poses that night.
Sunday: rest day! What better way to spend a rest day then going to see Beauty and the Beast! I am so happy it came back to Houston I never got to see the original run!!
Monday: 40 minutes for 3.48 miles with an average pace of 11:36 for my recovery run. Goal was to keep heartrate in zone 1 the whole time and for once I did pretty well! It had rained earlier that morning so the humidity was pretty much gone and there was a nice cool breeze. Felt good to get a nice easy run outside in before treadmill runs this week while Im in Corpus. No picture though I was totally distracted by some other things I had going on today.
CHIME IN!!! How do you ease back into working out? Do you love or hate the humidity? Downward dog, thoughts?